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What are brown recluse spiders? 

As their name suggests, brown recluse spiders are a species that prefers to stay out of sight. 
 
If you happen to come across one of these spiders, you will notice that they are light brown. Upon close inspection, you will see a darker violin-like marking on its back. This identifying mark is most noticeable on older spiders. 
 
Brown recluse spiders have six eyes arranged in three sets of two instead of eight eyes like most other spiders.

Brown Recluse Spider Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Are brown recluse spiders dangerous?

Brown recluse spiders are shy and would much rather run from conflict than attack, but if given no other choice, they will bite to defend themselves. One of the most common ways that people receive brown recluse spider bites is after reaching into a storage box or while organizing storage areas. 
 
These spiders are dangerous, not because they are aggressive, but because they have venom that is strong enough to elicit health problems in people. A wound that develops from a brown recluse spider bite is slow to heal and is prone to infection. If bitten by a brown recluse spider, it is important to seek help from a medical professional to manage the symptoms. 

Why do I have a brown recluse spider problem?

Brown recluse spiders build irregularly shaped webs at ground level, preferring to place them in dry, dark, quiet areas. If your property provides brown recluse spiders with a suitable location to build their webs and plenty of insects for them to feed on, they will take advantage. 
 
Things like leaf piles, woodpiles, clutter in sheds, decks, gardens, and shrubbery are places that brown recluse spiders hide. Their favorite hiding spots are unfortunately around things that are found in most of our yards. 

Where will I find brown recluse spiders?

Whether living inside or out, brown recluse spiders will choose to build their webs in areas where people don’t frequent. Inside homes or outbuildings, brown recluse spiders hide in things like cardboard boxes, folded clothing, linens, in cabinets, and under furniture. 

How do I get rid of brown recluse spiders?

Locally owned and family operated, All-Safe Pest & Termite is the best choice to get rid of brown recluse spiders from your home or business. We offer fast response times and peace of mind knowing that your pest problems will be solved and won’t return. Our experienced professionals provide top-quality pest control services using the latest and most effective products to eliminate brown recluse spiders from Dallas properties. Discover why your neighbors choose All-Safe Pest & Termite for their pest control needs. Give us a call today!

How can I prevent brown recluse spiders in the future?

Prevent problems with brown recluse spiders by partnering with All-Safe Pest & Termite and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Reduce hiding spots for brown recluse spiders on your property by maintaining garden areas, keeping shrubbery pruned, and removing piles of leaves and other debris from your yard.

  • Keep areas under decks free of leaves and other debris.

  • Reduce hiding spots inside by storing items in plastic containers with locking lids, regularly vacuuming under furniture, and keeping storage areas free of clutter.

  • Seal up cracks in the foundation and exterior walls. Repair any torn screens and install weatherstripping around windows and doors to keep brown recluse spiders out of your home.

  • Keep doors to sheds, garages, and other outbuildings closed whenever possible.

  • Inspect items stored outside for brown recluse spiders before bringing them into your home.

  • Before using clothing or linens that have been in storage, be sure to shake them out.

  • Avoid spider bites by wearing gloves when working in gardens or storage areas.

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